Open Guard Sweep Kola Bear
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In this video I show an Open Guard Sweep called the Kola Bear. This is a very basic Open Guard sweep and works both gi and no gi. I think this is a must have technique for all grapplers.
The best thing about this technique is that it relies on basics that we use in every day warmups, most specifically, the technical standup.
The biggest mistake that people make when trying to do the Kola Bear sweep is that they drive forward with their body but more often than not when you try to enter int
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There are two really important aspects to this move.
1. The Lemur Monkey and 2. distribution of your weight in the Motorcycle position.
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The first thing part of this pass is making sure that you have a strong ba more
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The best part about this defense is it is simple and very few people have seen it.
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